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  • Articles and reports: 81-003-X20010016030
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article, the first of three, gives an overview of this study of the determinants of elementary and high school mathematics and science performance, the economic returns of adult literacy, and the diffusion of science and technology (S&T) graduates into the work force.

    Release date: 2001-12-19

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2001176
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Since the Job Vacancy Survey conducted by Statistics Canada between 1971 and 1978, there is no data which directly measures job vacancies in Canada. Using data from the 1999 Workplace and Employee Survey (WES), we attempt to fill this gap. We study the determinants of job vacancies at the location level. We find that workplaces with high vacancy rates consist of at least two types: 1) those employing a highly skilled workforce, innovating, adopting new technologies increasing skill requirements, facing significant international competition and operating in tight local labour markets, and 2) those which are non-unionized, operate in retail trade and consumer services industries and are not part of a multi-location firm. As a result, a substantial share of job vacancies are not in the high-technology sectors. More than 40% of all job vacancies and 50% of long-term vacancies originate from retail trade and consumer services industries.

    Release date: 2001-11-01

  • Articles and reports: 71-584-M2001002
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines the job vacancy rate in Canada in order to estimate companies' hiring intentions and the future direction of labour demand. It uses data from the new Workplace and Employee Survey (WES).

    Release date: 2001-11-01

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2001163
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper presents the findings of an empirical investigation of the effects of inter-provincial migration on individuals' earnings based on the newly available Longitudinal Administrative Database (LAD). The main results are based on a difference model which estimates the effects of mobility on (log) earnings which implicitly controls for initial earnings levels and other fixed effects, as well as other influences captured by the regressors included in the models. Inter-provincial mobility is found to be associated with statistically significant and in many cases quantitatively substantial changes in individuals' earnings, with these effects varying by age, sex, and province of origin. Pre- and post-move earnings profiles are also analysed, offering support for the validity of the difference model approach and indicating that movers are quickly integrated into local labour markets after their moves. Implications are discussed and possible directions for future research are suggested.

    Release date: 2001-10-25

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2001012
    Description:

    As of 1997, Canadian biotech industry was made of 282 core firms. Of these, 214 were small firms with less than 50 employees, 37 were medium firms with 51 to 150 employees, and 31 were large firms with over 150 employees. They earned $813 million from biotech products sales, $311 million of which were from exports. They employed 9,000 people in biotech related activities and had 8,924 products at all stages of development. Private placements, venture capital and labour sponsored funds were these firms main sources of financing capital. Access to capital was the most serious obstacle faced by the biotech firms in 1997. Marketing and distribution were their major reasons for entertaining strategic alliances, while universities were their most preferred R&D partners.

    Release date: 2001-09-25

  • Articles and reports: 71-584-M2001001
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report examines the results of the 1999 round of the Workplace and Employee Survey on the role that human resource practices play in facilitating workplace change. It focusses on practices such as workplace training, variable pay and employee involvement (job rotation, cross-training and teamwork), their association with change and whom they impact.

    Release date: 2001-09-06

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2001011
    Description:

    This paper provides a summary of the strategies and business practices of biotechnology firms, and information on the business environment faced by these firms. These issues, considered in conjunction with information on revenue, research and development, import and export, product pipeline and human resources characteristics of biotechnology firms, contribute to a more comprehensive portrait of the biotechnology sector in Canada.

    Release date: 2001-08-28

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2001010
    Description:

    The Survey of Innovation 1999 was conducted in the fall of 1999. It surveyed manufacturing and was the first innovation survey of selected natural resource industries. This is the first in a series of working papers that will examine the results from the Survey of Innovation 1999. This first paper examines innovative manufacturing firms. It includes descriptive statistics and statistical tables for selected questions from the survey. Subsequent papers will include an examination of innovation in manufacturing at the provincial level, and innovation in selected natural resource industries at the national level and at the provincial level.

    Release date: 2001-06-27

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2001004
    Description:

    The Survey of Innovation, Advanced Technologies and Practices in the Construction and Related Industries was conducted by Statistics Canada during the spring and summer of 1999. This working paper presents descriptive statistics on business environment, success factors, use and planned use of advanced technologies, use and planned use of advanced practices, source of information, obstacles and impact.

    Release date: 2001-06-08

  • Articles and reports: 88-001-X20010037919
    Description:

    Data on science and technology (S&T) expenditures and person-years allocated to biotechnology for the year 1999-2000 were collected from selected federal departments and agencies. The criterion for selection was significant activity in this field. Survey results contribute to the work of the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy.

    Release date: 2001-05-18
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  • Articles and reports: 81-003-X20010016030
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This article, the first of three, gives an overview of this study of the determinants of elementary and high school mathematics and science performance, the economic returns of adult literacy, and the diffusion of science and technology (S&T) graduates into the work force.

    Release date: 2001-12-19

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2001176
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    Since the Job Vacancy Survey conducted by Statistics Canada between 1971 and 1978, there is no data which directly measures job vacancies in Canada. Using data from the 1999 Workplace and Employee Survey (WES), we attempt to fill this gap. We study the determinants of job vacancies at the location level. We find that workplaces with high vacancy rates consist of at least two types: 1) those employing a highly skilled workforce, innovating, adopting new technologies increasing skill requirements, facing significant international competition and operating in tight local labour markets, and 2) those which are non-unionized, operate in retail trade and consumer services industries and are not part of a multi-location firm. As a result, a substantial share of job vacancies are not in the high-technology sectors. More than 40% of all job vacancies and 50% of long-term vacancies originate from retail trade and consumer services industries.

    Release date: 2001-11-01

  • Articles and reports: 71-584-M2001002
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper examines the job vacancy rate in Canada in order to estimate companies' hiring intentions and the future direction of labour demand. It uses data from the new Workplace and Employee Survey (WES).

    Release date: 2001-11-01

  • Articles and reports: 11F0019M2001163
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This paper presents the findings of an empirical investigation of the effects of inter-provincial migration on individuals' earnings based on the newly available Longitudinal Administrative Database (LAD). The main results are based on a difference model which estimates the effects of mobility on (log) earnings which implicitly controls for initial earnings levels and other fixed effects, as well as other influences captured by the regressors included in the models. Inter-provincial mobility is found to be associated with statistically significant and in many cases quantitatively substantial changes in individuals' earnings, with these effects varying by age, sex, and province of origin. Pre- and post-move earnings profiles are also analysed, offering support for the validity of the difference model approach and indicating that movers are quickly integrated into local labour markets after their moves. Implications are discussed and possible directions for future research are suggested.

    Release date: 2001-10-25

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2001012
    Description:

    As of 1997, Canadian biotech industry was made of 282 core firms. Of these, 214 were small firms with less than 50 employees, 37 were medium firms with 51 to 150 employees, and 31 were large firms with over 150 employees. They earned $813 million from biotech products sales, $311 million of which were from exports. They employed 9,000 people in biotech related activities and had 8,924 products at all stages of development. Private placements, venture capital and labour sponsored funds were these firms main sources of financing capital. Access to capital was the most serious obstacle faced by the biotech firms in 1997. Marketing and distribution were their major reasons for entertaining strategic alliances, while universities were their most preferred R&D partners.

    Release date: 2001-09-25

  • Articles and reports: 71-584-M2001001
    Geography: Canada
    Description:

    This report examines the results of the 1999 round of the Workplace and Employee Survey on the role that human resource practices play in facilitating workplace change. It focusses on practices such as workplace training, variable pay and employee involvement (job rotation, cross-training and teamwork), their association with change and whom they impact.

    Release date: 2001-09-06

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2001011
    Description:

    This paper provides a summary of the strategies and business practices of biotechnology firms, and information on the business environment faced by these firms. These issues, considered in conjunction with information on revenue, research and development, import and export, product pipeline and human resources characteristics of biotechnology firms, contribute to a more comprehensive portrait of the biotechnology sector in Canada.

    Release date: 2001-08-28

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2001010
    Description:

    The Survey of Innovation 1999 was conducted in the fall of 1999. It surveyed manufacturing and was the first innovation survey of selected natural resource industries. This is the first in a series of working papers that will examine the results from the Survey of Innovation 1999. This first paper examines innovative manufacturing firms. It includes descriptive statistics and statistical tables for selected questions from the survey. Subsequent papers will include an examination of innovation in manufacturing at the provincial level, and innovation in selected natural resource industries at the national level and at the provincial level.

    Release date: 2001-06-27

  • Articles and reports: 88F0006X2001004
    Description:

    The Survey of Innovation, Advanced Technologies and Practices in the Construction and Related Industries was conducted by Statistics Canada during the spring and summer of 1999. This working paper presents descriptive statistics on business environment, success factors, use and planned use of advanced technologies, use and planned use of advanced practices, source of information, obstacles and impact.

    Release date: 2001-06-08

  • Articles and reports: 88-001-X20010037919
    Description:

    Data on science and technology (S&T) expenditures and person-years allocated to biotechnology for the year 1999-2000 were collected from selected federal departments and agencies. The criterion for selection was significant activity in this field. Survey results contribute to the work of the Canadian Biotechnology Strategy.

    Release date: 2001-05-18
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